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forcibly

[ fawr-suh-blee ]
/ ˈfɔr sə bli /
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adverb
using power or strength, especially violent physical power:A man leapt onto the platform, shouting and waving an umbrella, and security guards had to forcibly remove him.The organization continues to provide safe asylum and protection to forcibly displaced people around the world.
strongly or convincingly:With this particularly active hurricane season, coastal communities are being forcibly reminded of their vulnerability.The writer argues, very forcibly, that a cyber war will not take place.
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Origin of forcibly

OTHER WORDS FROM forcibly

un·for·ci·bly, adverb
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